OTJINENE - “I hope to get my own bed...I want to enjoy sleeping alone with my own blankets,” says Monalisa Tjituaiza, a Grade 5 learner who could not hide her joy at the new provisions of fifty beds, blankets and mattresses, courtesy of the Erongo Governor Cleophas Mutjavikua to the C. Ngatjizeko Primary School in the Otjinene Constituency in Omaheke region.
Mutjavikua urged the learners to take the challenge of ensuring that they take their education to heart because only they can make that difference. He also encouraged the teachers to work hard to ensure excellence and to aim to be first in all they do.
The governor said the school should emulate good performing schools by improving their grades. He said management of school administrations should not only wait for the government to act but seek solutions to minor damages such as a broken window or a broken bed. “Some things are cost effective but we are so dependant on government such that we rather suffer for months while waiting for help from elsewhere,” Mutjavikua noted. He said his office received 1000 of each donated items and which he decided to share with his region and beyond.
*Julia Kamarenga is an Information Officer with the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology based in Gobabis.